*Essence Magazine recently came up with a list of sexy black men with beards.

Now before we continue, ladies, do you like beards?

Do you like beards only on tall men or do you not care for their size? We’ve read articles advising short men to stay away from beards because it makes them look shorter? Thoughts?

All in all, here’s our first subject on the list, actor Michael Ealy:

Michael Ealy, who currently stars on the TV cop buddy drama Common Law on USA and on the big screen in “Think Like a Man,” makes scruffy a good thing. Somewhere out there there’s a dictionary where this face is filed under ‘G’ for gorgeous.

Check out the rest at Essence.